Artist Talk: Roe Ethridge
Friday 8 April Roe Ethridge will give an artist talk on the occassion of the first day of his exhibition <a href="/museum/programme/roe-ethridge">Shelter Island</a> at Foam, with an introduction and Q&amp;A by curator Zippora Elders.

Roe Ethridge (born 1969, US) is an internationally acclaimed name in the worlds of fashion and advertising photography. His autonomous work also has a wide following amongst fellow photographers, galleries, collectors and editorial teams.

Self Portrait (Polaroid) © Roe Ethridge

Both realms of Ethridges work are inextricably linked – as we see in his latest book and series of photographs, Shelter Island. The book traces an intimate story that is captured in a way reminiscent of commercial photography, while the photographer simultaneously nods towards classical genres in the discipline, such as the portrait, landscape and still life. The series also strikingly complements Ethridge’s oeuvre, a body of work that consistently reconsiders his themes –American materialism, life in the suburbs, the tension between artificial and natural– and stretches them into an endless, repetitive narrative.

Roe Ethridge was born in 1969 in Miami, Florida, and lives and works in New York. His photographs have appeared in solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow; and Le Consortium, Dijon, France. Ethridge has also been included in group exhibitions at notable institutions including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Barbican Center, London; MoMA PS1, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

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Artist Talk: Roe Ethridge